Woke Athletes: Muhammad Ali, Colin Kapernick, and Marginalization

December 6, 2016

The past year has been a weird one for sports fans. With the declining ratings of Monday night football and the evolution of small ball in the NBA, there’s a lot changing. The biggest change fans will be facing however; will be the collision of the exciting melodrama of the escapist sports world and the politics of the real world.

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Sports Fans Anonymous: What’s the point?

December 6, 2016

As a sports fan, I love my teams to death. I have sat down in front of a screen for almost 10 years and watched my teams (Knicks, Jets, Hillary Clinton) lose consistently but that never stopped me from taking multiple hours out of my week to watch the same narratives unfold: blowouts, the fake comebacks, and the upset that serves you false hope until you look at the standings…

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Why We’re Fans

December 6, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Before one becomes a sports writer, they usually start out as fans. And that’s why we’re going back to our roots, discussing our lives as fans. Whether it’s how stars interact with fans or the concept of fandom itself, we’re writing about what fandom means to us. From legacy fans to fans of teams from out-of-state, it’s important to look at the role of fans in…

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Be Your Own #1 Fan

December 6, 2016

If I realized one thing this year, through a class which analyzes sports culture to a pulp, it’s that sports are merely an idea, nevertheless, an idea American as apple pie. Sports are a democratic function, every single one of them runs itself and only itself. From grassroots to glass roofs, nobody is forcing you to play sports, even that overly passionate high school wrestling coach can’t force you into…

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